Kizer Scores Season-high 17 to Lead Fever Over Storm 88-65
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lynetta Kizer scored a season-high 17 points and Indiana rolled over the Seattle Storm 88-65 on Wednesday for the Fever's third straight win.
Marissa Coleman reached double figures for a team-best eighth time this season with 15 points, and Tamika Catchings added 12 for the Fever, who shot 50 percent. Indiana (6-6) won by 23 points for the second straight game and reached .500 for the first time since July 10, 2014.
Jewell Loyd scored 15 points and Abby Bishop added 12 for the Storm (3-10), losers of eight of their last nine.
Led by 13 points from Kizer and 11 by Coleman, the Fever raced to a 53-35 halftime lead, the most points Indiana has scored in a half this season.
The Fever scored 24 points off 23 Seattle turnovers and dominated in rebounds 44-20.
The crowd of 12,189 was Indiana's largest since 2003.
Kizer came off the bench and scored her 17 points in 19 minutes on the floor, making 7 of 10 shots.
"Her skill set is tremendous," Indiana coach Stephanie White said of the 6-foot-4 forward. "She has the skills of a guard."
Seattle's leading scorers, Crystal Langhorne and Sue Bird, combined for just 14 points as the Storm finished three points under their league-low scoring average. Langhorne scored eight and Bird six.
"That's just our identity here," Kizer said of Indiana's defense. "It's something we're going to hang our hat on and hold ourselves accountable for every day.